Thanks for the info Keith. The road from what I understand began as an old access road to get lumber down into the river canyon along with 4 others in the area. The road itself does show up on various maps as Boulder Mine Rd but does not extend the full length of the remainder of the trail. The important part is that the Boulder Mine Rd portion of the trail, the beginning, runs through the properties that have since blocked access. I am working on acquiring some old plat maps and working on researching some deeds and easement documents in the area. But like I said earlier, this is not going to do anything without a court date. This has already been done by miners who used the trail to access their claims. They lost access to about a couple days of the year they are able to access the claims. They no longer use the trail from my understanding. Essentially, BLM claims the trail is now closed under there South Fork of the American River Management Plan, the plan is ambigous in there statement regarding OHV use of the trail. So, say there is a documented easement in the land deeds or we prove prescriptive easement. The BLM side is closed as well and that is a whole different animal. What this has allowed is the BLM to increase there control over the managed lands and more specifically the rare plants in the Pine Hill Preserve without actually doing it themselves. So until something drastic changes the trail will forever be closed.